(CNSNews.com) – U.S. government employees and their families have thus far contributed $396,550 to President Barack Obama’s reelectin campaign, making them one of the top five sources for cash for the campaign to reelect the president, according to Opensecrets.org.
By contrast, employees of five major banks and their families have been among the top sources of campaign funds for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The academic community has also been very supportive of President Obama’s reelection bid. With employees of the University of California and their families being the very top contributors to his campaign–having given the campaign a total of $703,781 in campaign contributions so far in this election cycle–and employees of Harvard and their families being the fourth largest contributors to the president’s campaign.
Here, as calculated by OpenSecrets.org, are the top five organizations whose employees and employee family members have given the most to President Obama’s reelection campaign:
1. University of California — $703,781
2. Microsoft — $544,445
3. Google Inc — $526,009
4. Harvard University — $431,860
5. U.S. Government — $396,550